Passion for Place Book II

Between the Vital Spacing and the Creative Horizons of Fulfilment

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Esoteric Passion for Place: Caverns, Wilderness, Mysteries, No-Place

  3. Place of the Sublime and of the Sacred

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-56
    2. Edward S. Casey
      Pages 71-85
  4. Vital Roots, Identity, Home, Patria

  5. Idea and the Architecture of the Poetic Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-150
    2. Mara Stafecka
      Pages 173-179
  6. Place in Creative Transformation

  7. The Inward Landscapes

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 261-268

About this book


Among the multiple, subliminal passions that inspire our life in innumerable ways, literature shows us one that seems to play a particularly penetrating role in human concerns. This passion, which Tymieniecka calls an `esoteric passion', finds its projection and crystallization in space: it is the esoteric passion for space.
This subliminal passion, investigated through literature, allows the philosopher to reach beneath the fallacious separations of nature, humanness and the cultural world, restoring the wholeness of experience that has become lost in the artificial one-sidedness of contemporary approaches, confined to language as they are.
The elemental passion for place is investigated here in the literary fruits of creative imagination. Unravelled from the very depths of the primogenital, onto-poietic unfolding of life, the passion for place is revealed as projecting into the flux of life: it is a `station' of life-significance.
This collection presents papers from two conferences of the International Society of Phenomenology and Literature held in Cambridge, MA in 1993/4.


Enzo Paci Martin Heidegger identity phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  1. 1.The World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and LearningBelmontUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4728-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2549-1
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